Jan 23 2010

February Kiawah Arts events

The Kiawah Island Arts Council is continuing its amazing winter arts season with some incredible performances and presentations during the month of February. All events are open to the public and tickets are available at Kiawah Town Hall. Please refer to individual events to find out when tickets will become available. For more information, call Kiawah Town Hall at 768-9166 or visit All events are sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts Council.

Women in Art Film Series Part 2 “Frida”

Friday, February 5, 2010: 2pm at the Sandcastle

Nominated for six Academy Awards, “Frida” follows the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) through her experience with polio, a serious bus accident which left her with chronic and agonizing pain, a difficult marriage and miscarriages, as well as a torrid affair with Leon Trotsky and several romantic entanglements with various women, and how she used these experiences to inspire her brilliant works. Learn how Frida lived a bold and uncompromising life as political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary, and became an art world icon.

Tickets available at Kiawah Island Town Hall beginning January 22, 2010.

Recital by Mark Gainer and Taisiya Pushkar

Wednesday, February 10, 2010: 7:30pm at Church of Our Saviour

Don’t miss a very special recital with Mark Gainer, Principal Oboist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Taisiya Pushkar, as they present their New York summer program at Church of Our Saviour. The recital will include pieces from Schumann, Chopin, Poulenc and Sammartini. Mark Gainer is in his twenty-sixth season with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and has been a featured soloist with the CSO on numerous occasions. Taisiya Pushkar is an active chamber musician and has performed in Belgrade, Helsinki, Italy, Israel , as well as various cities across the United States. Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts Council.

Tickets available at Kiawah Island Town Hall beginning January 27, 2010.

CSO Spiritual Ensemble

Friday, February 12: 7pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Nathan L. Nelson leads the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble in a new program entitled Spiritual Masterworks, which highlights the importance of spiritual songs and their significance to the South Carolina Lowcountry. The CSO Spiritual Ensemble is a 35-voice group focusing on African-American spirituals formed during South Carolina’s plantation days. Come experience the ensemble that has delighted sold-out crowds for more than a year. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (four tickets per person maximum). Tickets may be picked up in advance at: Kiawah Island Town Hall, Indigo Books, Johns Island Public Library or the Holy Spirit Catholic Church office complex located at 3730 Bohicket Road, Suite 3, Johns Island, Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm. Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts Council.

Tickets available at Kiawah Island Town Hall beginning January 22, 2010.

Amori Vini “For the Love of Wine”

Thursday, February 18: 5pm at the Sandcastle ($12 per ticket)

Join in an interactive wine tasting first presented to rave reviews during last year’s Piccolo Spoleto, with string quartet music led by Charleston Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Yuri Bekker and Natalia Khoma. Classical composer Ed Hart will discuss the musical selections while Debbie Marlowe of The Wine Shop presents a variety of fine wines to accompany the performance pieces. A selection of cheeses from Avondale Wine and Cheese will also be paired with the wine selections. Seating is limited. Ticket price of $12 pays for the wine and cheese.

Tickets available at Kiawah Island Town Hall beginning February 4, 2010.

Andrew Thielen Big Band

Sunday, February 21: 7:30pm at E.B. Conference Center

Back by popular demand, the Andrew Thielen Big Band is returning to Kiawah with a wide selection of tunes from Glenn Miller to Aretha Franklin, as well as swing, rock, disco and Motown classics. The Andrew Thielen Big Band will get everyone on the dance floor with great singers, fantastic horns, loads of energy, and a world class drummer. Andrew Thielen is one of today’s greatest big band drummers and has played in drum battles with Louie Bellson and Ed Shaugnnessy of the Tonight Show fame. This fantastic band has been the band of choice for Planet Hollywood, House of Blues, Hilton Head, the Greenbrier, Ritz Carlton, Charleston Place, the Kentucky Derby gala and a PBS TV show.

Tickets available at Kiawah Island Town Hall beginning February 5, 2010.

Chinese New Year

Saturday, February 27: 4 pm at the Sandcastle

Celebrate the year of the Tiger with a performance by Chee Hang See, accomplished piano student at the College of Charleston, as he plays the erhu and piano. The erhu is a two stringed instrument which sounds similar to the human voice and can imitate many natural sounds, such as birds and horses. It is well known its melancholic tune. From Singapore, Chee Hang has performed in Piccolo Spoleto’s Young Artist Series, the Music Fest in Perugia and in Spoleto, Italy. Gung Hay Fat Choy (Happy New Year)!

Tickets available at Kiawah Island Town Hall beginning February 12, 2010.

Charleston Ballet Theater performing Magical Mystery Tour

Sunday, February 28: 4pm at EB Conference Center

A Beatles dance and music extravaganza, this celebrated CBT classic, choreographed by Jill Eathorne Bahr, is a rollicking journey through the songbook of the Fab Four, the most influential band of the 20th century. Featuring an array of Beatles classics from “Help” and “Drive My Car”, to “Yellow Submarine”, it’s a colorful throwback to a memorable era in an event which is certain to be the talk of the town.

Tickets available at Kiawah Island Town Hall beginning February 12, 2010.

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